Red may be one of the fastest selling albums of all time, but that doesn’t mean that it’s one of the most unique: It looks like the singer has taken the liberty of helping herself to other artists’ lyrics.
If you haven’t heard of Matt Nathanson before, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Until today we hadn’t heard of him, either. But Taylor Swift has. In at least two previous concerts, Taylor was spotted with Nathanson’s lyrics written on her arm, so there’s no doubt she’s a fan. And now, according to Matt, she’s also a thief.
In Taylor’s song All Too Well from her new album Red, A line in the song reads: “And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to,” which is nearly word-for-word for a song of Nathanson’s titled I Saw from his 2003 album Beneath These Fireworks, which reads: “And I’ll forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to.”
Now it’s not the most unique lyric in the world, but the fact that she’s obviously a fan of his work makes it seem a little fishy.
What exactly does Nathanson think of the coincidence? Check out his angry Tweet about the situation below!